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TRTC Commemorates MRT 20th Anniversary with Music

Taipei MRT will be celebrating its 20th birthday on March 28!

To mark the milestone, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has launched a project to play videos and audio recordings across the city’s MRT network contributed by performance groups, singers, as well as metro corporations from other countries.

A total of twelve singers and groups were invited to participate in the project, rendering their adaptations of popular songs or original songs they created as a birthday gift for the MRT. These artists include Evan Yo, who presented his take on the well-known Taiwanese song “Marching Forward” by Lim Chung, as well as Wang Dawen, Matthew Lien, and others.

MRT riders can expect to be surprised by the melodies every hour on the hour from 9 AM to 9 PM, March 5 to May 1.

In addition to the singers, 15 members of CoMET and Nova Metro Benchmarking Groups—an international metro organization—have extended their good wishes to Taipei MRT in videos in different languages.

Performance groups across the Greater Taipei area--such as Taipei Chinese Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Yonghe District Plain Noodles Choir, and others--also performed their own unique versions of Happy Birthday Song for Taipei MRT.

The congratulation videos made by metro companies around the world and local music groups will be playing on the LED screens at MRT platforms starting March 3.

The first MRT Line – the Muzha Line – opened to the public on March 28, 1996. It marked the start of the development and expansion of Taipei’s metro system up through today. Over two decades, the MRT network expanded from 10.5 kilometers to 131.1 kilometers in total length, becoming an integral part of Greater Taipei’s public transportation infrastructure.

For more information, please call TRTC service hotline 02-21812345 or visit the Chinese website of TRTC at http://www.metro.taipei or the activity website http://20metrotaipei.nv.com.tw/